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NHS Induction 2019

posted Mar 13, 2019, 1:40 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 2:14 PM ]

The EAWR "Velora Buscher" Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted a wonderful new class of members on March 7, 2019. 

The new inductees honored were: Jillian Barber, Kate Baskin, Gage Booten, Macy Flanigan, Alli Franklin, Summer Fulkerson, Trent Klabough, Julia Kovar, Nicole Lane, Reghan Levinson, Seth Lile, Kendall Moore, Taylor Norman, Leigh Ann Nottke, Taylor Parmentier, Justin Pfister, Tony Rangel, Andrew Raymond, Aubrey Robinson, Isabella Romero, Morgan Ruden, Alice Slattery, Jacquelin Stephen, Kathleen Tierney, Lacey Tretter, Madisyn Tucker, Ethan Walter, and Jacob Wells.

Current NHS members (inducted in 2018) are: Lindsey Bailey, Katelyn Booten, Makayla Dolbee, Krizza Domingo, Kaitlin Goodbrake, Allison Hill, Jared Liley, Alyssa Malley, Hailey Marshall, Shawn McKee, Nicholas Munn, Annelise Neathery, Adam Newberry, Dominic Scroggins, Sydney Slayden, Phillip Tierney, Maegan Wallendorff, Ryne White, and Jordan Yenne.

The guest speaker was Kari Westbrook, Class of 2015, who shared her experiences at EAWR and how her involvement and leadership activities in high school have stayed with her as she has gone through college.

Many thanks to Ms.Cari Mueller, NHS Chair of the NHS Faculty Committee, along with the other teachers on that Committee: Jennifer Boyd, Krysta Catlin, Kristen Miller and Principal Leigh Robinson.

 New NHS Inductees for 2018-19

Current Members - Inducted in 2017-18

Illinois State Scholars Announced

posted Jan 24, 2019, 9:07 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 9:07 AM ]

Congratulations to our our eight members of the Class of 2019, who were recently named Illinois State Scholars. Students are selected by the the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which is state agency responsible for ensuring that financial considerations did not prevent Illinois students from realizing their postsecondary educational goals. ISAC's priority continues to be making postsecondary education accessible and affordable for the students and families of Illinois.

Criteria for this prestigious honor are that a student attend an approved high school in the state of Illinois and rank in the 95th Percentile (Top 5%) of students either in the ACT or SAT assessments given in their junior year. 

Our eight winners are: Katelyn Booten, Ethan Fillop, Kaitlyn Goodbrake, Jared Liley, Shawn McKee, Annelise Neathery, Maegan Wallendorff, and Ryne White. 


Oiler Express Cafe - Watch Out Starbucks!

posted Jan 23, 2019, 10:03 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 11:42 AM ]

The Oiler Express Cafe is in business! Students from the Life Skills and Work Study classes sell tea, Ronnocco coffee, iced tea, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, and cappuccino from the ground floor of the Main Building to other students and staff members. Earlier this school year, Mrs. Neely Kinkel - teacher and organizer of the venture - won an award of $2,000 from Vantage Credit Union, which was spurred by a wonderful video featuring students and Mrs. Kinkel and Mr. Daniels (The link takes you to the YouTube site). 

The venture has also received other donations from outside the school district, plus renovation and maintenance assistance from Mr. Foxall and the custodians, 

Below are a couple of candids is a panoramic candid from the "Oiler Express Cafe.' Congrats to Mrs. Kinkel, Mr. Clark, and to all of our student workers and students, staff, and donors for making this happen!

Honor Rolls Announced for 1st Semester!

posted Jan 18, 2019, 11:10 AM by John Pearson

Here is the High Honor Roll for the 1st Semester, 2018-19



Kayla Aligholi

Lindsey Bailey

Gage Booten

Katelyn Booten

Austin Brimer

Mariah Carpenter

Austin Compton

Jacob Cress

Kara Crutchley

Devin Curtis

Makayla Dolbee

Krizza Domingo

Ethan Fillop

Alli Franklin

Kaitlin Goodbrake

Fiona Hamiti

Eric Herrin

Allison Hill

Damian Holbrook-Blair

Janie Hughes

Alyssa Kissee

Caitlin LeMond

Jared Liley

Alyssa Malley

William Malone

Hailey Marshall

Geoffrey Martinez

Shawn McKee

Jacob Mellenthin

Nicholas Munn

Gage Nalley

Annelise Neathery

Adam Newberry

Katelyn Powers

Tony Rangel

Jacob Sarich

Dominic Scroggins

Autumn Shoppell

Emily Sidwell

Sydney Slayden

Sophia Stockdale

Brooke Sutherland

Phillip Tierney

Maegan Wallendorff

Chance Walter

Ryne White

Gavin Whiteside

Jordan Yenne


Jillian Barber

Kate Baskin

Breanna Belfield

Kayla Brantley

Dezarae Crotts

Nicolas Ellis

Macy Flanigan

Summer Fulkerson

Breanna Gernon

Jordyn Gibson

Joella Hammond

Alexa Kincade

Trent Klabough

Julia Kovar

Kameron Kueck

Nicole Lane

Torrie Lenon-Starner

Reghan Levinson

Seth Lile

James Lyons

Katelyn McHatton

Eryn McLain

Ethan Moore

Kendall Moore

Taylor Norman

Leigh Nottke

Taylor Parmentier

Justin Pfister

Andrew Raymond

Ashley Reed

Aubrey Robinson

Isabella Romero

Morgan Ruden

Kalieb Runyan

Alice Slattery

Cody Smith

Jacquelin Stephen

Kathleen Tierney

Lacey Tretter

Madisyn Tucker

Brittany Wall

Ethan Walter

Jacob Wells

Damien Wiseman


Hannah Allen

Evan Bardsley

Tyler Brumley

Sareena Dale

McKenzie Dooley

Megan Douglas

Madison Erwin

Jasmine Finley

Chase Garland

Makenzie Garland

Faith Gerharz

Asia Gleason

Jack Goodbrake

Andrew Harrison

Abigail King

Holly Larkin

Hayleigh Maher

Mallory Martin

KayLee Melton

Evan Merritt

Ethan Miller

Nathan Miller

Lindzey Morrison

Emily Murphy

Andrew Oliger

Abigail Olinghouse

Dylen Oster

Christian Redman

Sarah Salinas

Kara Sauls

Stephany Schelm-Hughes

Hannah Sechrest

Emma Seibert

Mattie Southard

Caden Stanton

Haley Stief

Brooklyn Tucker

Jayden Ulrich

Faith Van Hoose

Brandon Wells

Mira Wilken

Karli Withers

Emma Wreath

Jadyn Wuebbels

Gemma Yenne


Jaren Benton

Emmett Booker

Alexis Brigman

Lucas Brown

Clayton Bunt

Grace Byron

Lydia Davidson

Addison Denton

Dawson Dunse

Kayla Ellison

Cooper Foust

Mackenzie Franklin

Tahani Franklin

Madilyn Fry

Sabrina Fulkerson

Morgan Gibbs

Nathaniel Gilkey

Cinda Gleason

Alexandria Grimes

Jonathan Harms

Aerowyn Harris

Melaina Hickerson

Niyah Johnson

Nickolas Kelsey

Chase Keshner

Quinn Knight

Courtney Kueck

Makenzie Kulish

Drake Lane

Zachary Lybarger

Kyle Malley

Julian Marshall

Nicholas Mason

Noah Mason

Marissa Meyer

Jaymee Neathery

Aaron Niemeyer

Olivia Owens

Linnsi Polewski

Valerie Quevreaux

Riley Randolph

Carson Reef

Alissa Rodgers

Lydia Ruot

Reece Shelton

Emily Shewmaker

Riley Shook

Ali Sidwell

Hope Simmons

Victoria Sorenson-Bantz

Kali Thomas

JaLynn Thompson

Marleigh Toenyes

Adrianna Ulrich

Devon Wall

Hannah Weller

Reaghan Williams

Zenn Wilson

Kyle Womack

Haleigh Wright

Here is the Honor Roll for the 1st Semester, 2018-19



Caillou Assmar

Seaira Belcher

Gabriel Briagas

Brendon Dale

Blaine Epps

Jacob Erslon

Fabian Garcia-Sorto

Kayla Garrett

Zachary Gibbs

Maxwell Hoehn

Cody Loftis

David McDaid

Richard Moore

Luke Nance

Mariah Nelson

Carrie Price

Joseph Reinke

Noah Strebler

Madyson Voudrie

Mason Walker


Andrea Belcher

Caleb Bogus

Alexander Cox

Xavier Curtis

Hannah Gibson

Holly Goble

Mason Greer

Kaylee Hill

Brayden Hopkins

Carson Knezik

Jenna Lang

Joshua Rector

Katelyn Sohn

Kayla Wiegand


Abigail Beck

Katelin Bold

Morgan Creekpaum

Caleb Driver

Joshua Dyer

Landen Gilreath

Nicholas Hall

Lindsey Hayes

Dylan Martinez

Lucas McKee

Kaitlyn Morton

Taylor Murray

Rebecca Noack

Alyssa Nolan

Elijah Parker

Scott Pratt

Joshua Restivo

Brenden Rudd

Katelyn Runde

Caleb Rushton

Gary Shemonia

Tabitha Staggs

Faith Thomas


Rose Bryant

Tyler Fish

Kaiden Gleason

Tiffani Gleason

Elizabeth Goodnight

Zachary Herrin

Mattilynn Jones

Kathrynn Leverett

Matthew Luebbert

Reagan McGibany

Ashtyn Mellenthin

Alexis Phillips

Vance Puckett

Megan Sauls

Tanner Strebler

Macey Zarantonello

Principal Appreciation Day - Oct. 26

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:17 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

Right before school started this morning, the staff and students honored our wonderful administrators, Principal Leigh Robinson and Asst. Principal Kevin Gockel with a morning reception in the Courtyard. Hundreds of students and staff members had the opportunity to wish both well on this Principal Appreciation Day.

Principal Appreciation Day is a national and state wide recognition of all school principals and assistant principals for the tough jobs they do in leading their schools. 

Each received a couple of tokens of the District's appreciation as well as great caricatures drawn by Art Teacher, Mr. Charlie James. A large banner - made by students in Mr. James' classes was also displayed. Mr. Mattix-Wand provided music. Doughnuts were served to the many students and staff in attendance.


A big thanks to Mrs. Carla Guthrie for all of her efforts in organizing this recognition and to Ms. Fry, Cafeteria Director for assisting her in the set-up. 

Thank you to Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Gockel for your hard work and leadership!

Presidential Alert TODAY (Oct. 3rd) - Rescheduled

posted Oct 3, 2018, 8:38 AM by John Pearson

Attention parents, students. staff, and community: A test "Presidential Alert" will be sent to all cell phones in the nation today (Oct. 3rd) at 1:18 Central time. This is a re-scheduled date from the original notice. The alert title is "Presidential Alert." A similar alert will be sent across EAS systems (You may have seen these interrupt programs on broadcast TV before) at 1:20 p.m. - also today.   We are told that some older cell phones may not receive this message.  Please pass the word along.   Here's a link with additional information ...

Active Shooter Drill - Friday, Sept. 28

posted Sep 26, 2018, 8:51 PM by John Pearson

During the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 28th, the EAWR staff and the Wood River Police Department will conduct an active shooter drill at EAWR. Students will not be present during this drill, since they only attend in the morning that day.

Police will use blank ammunition during the drill, so community members in the neighborhood may hear the shots.

EAWR is working with the Wood River Police in this effort to improve security for our students and staff, and to prepare its emergency response.

Thespian Society Induction

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:08 PM by John Pearson

The International Thespian Society has recently honored several EAWR Drama students by being inducted into the International Thespian Society - Troupe 733, the honor society for high school theatre students. Each Thespian inductee has completed over 100 hours of excellent work in theatre arts and related disciplines. In doing so, they have acquired essential 21st Century life and career skills that include creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication. Our inductees now join the ranks of over 2.3 million Thespians and Thespian alumni, such as Jane Lynch, John Goodman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Tom Hanks.

EAWR's current students so honored are: 
Breanna Gernon, Breanna Belfield, Nicole Lane, Dylan Martinez, Tiffany McMahan, Skyler Blair, Emma Copeland, Summer Fulkerson (2-Star), Anika Galbraith (2-Star), Alyssa Kissee, William Malone, Haley Monroe (2-Star), Hunter Morales, Morgan Ruden (2-Star), Dominic Scroggins, Kaitlin Goodbrake (3-Star), Janie Hughes, and Noah Strebler (2-Star).  

Congrats to Drama Directors Kyndal Norton and Jan Timmins for this great group of honorees!

Renaissance Winners!

posted Sep 20, 2018, 2:08 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

Today (9/20/18), EAWR hosted its semi-annual Renaissance Assembly. This event recognizes students for grade point average, attendance, and good behavior. Students must meet defined criteria in all of these areas to be honored as a Renaissance winner. We are so very proud of all of our Renaissance Award honorees!

Below are the winners from the 2nd Semester of the 2017-18 school year:

Gold Level (4.0 / 4.0 scale or higher; 3 or fewer excused absences, no tardies, no suspensions)

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Hannah Allen, Jillian Barber, Evan Bardsley, Kate Baskin, Gage Booten, Katelyn Booten, Makayla Dolbee, Jasmine Finley, Summer Fulkerson, Chase Garland, Kaitlin Goodbrake, Allison Hill, Trent Klabough, Julia Kovar, Nicole Lane, Reghan Levinson, Seth Lile, Jared Liley, Hayleigh Maher, Mallory Martin, Evan Merritt, Shawn McKee, Ethan Miller, Kendall Moore, Nicholas Munn, Annelise Neathery, Taylor Norman, Andrew Oliger. Dylen Oster, Taylor Parmentier, Justin Pfister, Andrew Raymond, Christian Redman, Aubrey Robinson, Isabella Romero, Morgan Ruden, Sarah Salinas, Hannah Sechrest, Emma Seibert, Alice Slattery, Jacquelin Stephen, Kathleen Tierney, Madisyn Tucker, Brittany Wall, Maegan Wallendorff, Ethan Walter,. Jacob Wells, Ryne White, Mira Wilken, Emma Wreath, Gemma Yenne, Jordan Yenne

Maroon Level

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Lindsey Bailey, Austin Compton, Dezarae Crotts, Devin Curtis, Megan Douglas, Macy Flanigan, Hannah Gibson, Holly Goble, Fiona Hamiti, Andrew Harrison, Kaylee Hill, Damian Holbrook-Blair, Kameron Kueck, Jenna Lang, Caitlin LeMond, Torrie Lenon-Starner, Hailey Marshall, Katelyn McHatton, Eryn McLain, Nathan Miller, Lindzey Morrison, Gage Nalley, Adam Newberry, Leigh Nottke, Tony Rangel, Joshua Rector, Ashley Reed, Joshua Restivo, Jacob Sarich, Dominic Scroggins, Autumn Shoppell, Sydney Slayden, Cody Smith, Caden Stanton, Brooke Sutherland, Phillip Tierney, Lacey Tretter, Jayden Ulrich, Faith VanHoose, Chance Walter, Gavin Whiteside, Damien Wiseman, Karli Withers

Silver Level

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Caillou Assmar, Caleb Bogus, Kayla Brantley, Tyler Brumley, Bethany Clark, Kara Crutchley, Krizza Domingo,. McKenzie Dooley,. Jacob Erslon, Alli Franklin, Landen Gilreath, William Glass, Joella Hammond, Gavin Haynes, Janie Hughes, Kurtis Hyde, Alyssa Kissee, William Malone,Geoffrey Martinez, Haley Monroe, Ethan Moore, Kaitlyn Morton, Taylor Murray, Rebecca Noack, Scott Pratt, Katelyn Runde, Caleb Rushton, Erin Russell, Samantha Shimchick, Spencer Slayden, Katelyn Sohn, Tabitha Staggs, Joshua Stemm, Haley Stief, Elizabeth Summers, DaeShawn Warren, Brandon Wells, Kayla Wiegand

Perfect Attendance

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Ahmad Allen, Cailou Assmar, Kate Baskin, Daniel Crank, Kiana Franklin, Damian Holbrook Blair, Garrett Holt, Kaden Johnson, Alyssa Kissee, Dustin Largen, William Malone, Evan Merritt, Andrew Oliger, Breanna Ray, Joshua Rector, Brenden Rudd, Sarah Salinas, Jayden Ulrich, Brittney Wall, Ryne White, Karli Withers, Gemma Yenne

Jordan Yenne

Perfect All-Year Attendance

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Daniel Crank

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Garrett Holt

$10 Subway GC - Evan Merritt, Gemma Yenne, Jordan Yenne

Perfect Attendance - 2nd Semester

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Brittney Wall

$25 Movie Theatre GC - Kaden Johnson

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - William Malone

$10 Subway GC - Ahmad Allen, Damian Holbrook-Blair, Garrett Holt, Brenden Rudd, Gemma Yenne

Gold Level

T.V. - Mallory Martin

$50 Wal-Mart GC - Hayleigh Maher

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Makayla Dolbee, Justin Pfister, Jordan Yenne

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Kate Baskin

$25 Applebees GC - Nicholas Munn

$10 Subway GC - Jillian Barber, Gage Booten, Katelyn Booten, Taylor Norman, Christian Redman, Aubrey Robinson, Isabella Romero, Morgan Ruden, Brittany Wall, Maegan Wallendorff

Maroon Level

T.V. - Lindzey Morrison

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Torrie Lenon-Starner, Dominic Scroggins

$25 Movie Theatre GC - Jayden Ulrich

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Nathan Miller, Ashley Reed

$25 Applebees GC - Lindsey Bailey

Ear Buds - Katelyn McHatton, Tony (Joey) Rangel, Philip Tierney

$10 Subway GC - Megan Douglas, Macy Flanigan, Andrew Harrison, Hailey Marshall, Leigh Nottke, Joshua Rector, Jacob Sarich, Cody Smith, Brooke Sutherland, Chance Walter

Silver Level

Headphones - Janie Hughes

$25 Wal-Mart GC - McKenzie Dooley

$25 Movie Theatre GC - Kaitlyn Morton

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Ethan Moore

$25 Amazon GC - Caleb Bogus

$25 Applebees GC - Caillou Assmar

$10 Subway GC - Tyler Brumley, Bethany Clark, Taylor Murray, Erin Russell, Elizabeth Summers, DaeShawn Warren

Sept Menus

posted Sep 7, 2018, 10:16 AM by John Pearson

Lunch & Breakfast Menus are posted and can be found by clicking here (Go to Student Documents folder, please)

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